Book Review: The Tower and the Bridge

David Billington’s excellent history of a slice of technology, frames the technical process of building functional structures as a way to understand the societies that use them. . . . → Read More: Book Review: The Tower and the Bridge

Capacity Building Concepts

Finally getting around to putting thoughts together on the capacity concept. I’m convinced we need to have a three-tiered structure with increasing levels of detail. The theme I’m going to drive through this collection of articles is that capacity and scalability are peas in a pod or brothers in arms. You have to have capacity to scale and scalability allows you to make use of your investment in building capacity. . . . → Read More: Capacity Building Concepts

Five Ways People Empower Technology (and not the other way around)

In a twist on the usual technophilia, starting off 2010 with a profound commitment to “treasure people and exploit tools” will dramatically enhance the results you achieve. . . . → Read More: Five Ways People Empower Technology (and not the other way around)

A walk in the forest…

Systems Thinking teaches us how to scale our perspective to study the forest or the trees, while Systems Engineering tells us what to do with the data we find.

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